Dem immigration reform includes 'national biometric identification card' 

Hmmm. Chuck Schumer's new immigration reform plan should go over like a flaming dirigible with both limited government conservatives and liberal civil-libertarians:

Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.

Under the potentially controversial plan still taking shape in the Senate, all legal U.S. workers, including citizens and immigrants, would be issued an ID card with embedded information, such as fingerprints, to tie the card to the worker.

Over at CATO, Jim Harper notes the obvious slippery slope problems with this:

Once in place, watch for this national ID to regulate access to financial services, housing, medical care and prescriptions—and, of course, serve as an internal passport.

Yes, I'm sure proof of ID soon be required for everything just short of voter registration. ACORN needs all the help they can get these days.

(h/t Instapundit)

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